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My original rating was going to be a 3, but decided on a 4. The reason for a 3 star rating was because the instructions were horrible. I searched around the internet to find tutorials and tips to make this bag. I read for 3 days to make sure I had an idea of what I was doing. I brought it up to a 4 star because once made, it is an awesome bag. Definitely will be making more, especially for gifts. That’s why I considered buying this pattern. It took me a month before I purchased it. After painstakingly going through the internet reading, I know that this bag is worth making over and over. My best advice is to read as much as you can before sewing this bag.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: I never got got around to making any more bags, way too much time to take at this time!! I brought it down to a two star rating. Please make sure you have a lot of time and a bottle of headache pain relievers.
I love this little bag. Have already made three and have six more cut out because everyone who sees mine wants one. The pattern itself is great, but the instructions are terrible. But don't let that keep you from buying this pattern if you like the bag. Just look for the youtube - there are a couple of really good ones that give detailed instructions. I will warn you - this bag is something of a challenge, but it is definitely do-able.
Haven’t had a opportunity to use the pattern yet, but I’m getting ready to start on my first bag this afternoon. I’ve seen several YouTube videos for the Sew Together bag and I had to have one for myself. I received the pattern in a timely manner and I’m excited to start on the first of many bags that I’ll most likely be making from the pattern!